August 20, 2009

"Short Story" Film/Verizon Shoot

So, last Tuesday, I began filming a short film titled, "Short Story". I think that's just a working title so we'll see in the next few months. It was a very fun shoot. The film is essentially a re-enactment of a very unlucky night for a dwarf named Lupo. He comes to the US to collect an inheritance and while sitting in a bar one evening, meets a beautiful woman named Alexis, played by yours truly. They have a connection and spend a few minutes chatting and getting to know each other. What happens next for Lupo results in a very bad night.

We shot at an old dive bar in Brooklyn, and while the shoot lasted 4 days, I only shot for 2. The first day, we shot the main bar scene and did all of the master shots and two shots. On the second day, I came back and we shot the closeups. It was so hot outside and even hotter in the bar! The crew had to turn off the AC because of the noise so we were dying all day. Luckily, my costume was a strapless sun dress so I was a bit cooler than some of the other people on set. Lupo, the star (whose name is the same in real life), was very sweet and fun to work with. Pretty much the entire cast and crew was German and Lupo was flown in from Germany the week prior to the shoot.

The director, Klaus Pohl, was so sweet and very passionate. He spent a great deal of time yelling (not really in a mean way.....I think) at the crew in German which I thought was pretty funny. The only person that didn't get yelled at by him was me. :) He was very nice to me and made sure that I was always comfortable and had what I needed. On top of everything, I was paid a very nice day rate for the film. It was a great experience and I'm excited to see the film when it's finished.

Here are some photos from the shoot.

Me and Lupo.

Verizon Photo Shoot

Last Thursday I did a photo shoot for Verizon. It was very strange because the shoot was done over night in New Jersey. We shot at the the Verizon Evolution store in South Plainfield, NJ. The models and crew met in midtown around 9pm, and took SUVs to the location. There were two female models, including myself, and two male models. We got to the store almost an hour behind schedule because one the male models was late. He didn't really care about being late either. He was very nonchalant about it, as if he was doing us a favor by showing up. It made me instantly dislike him. Turns out, both of the male models knew each other and about halfway through the drive, I had to put on my iPod to drown out the sound of them pumping their own egos. Talking about girls that were "stalking" them etc etc. It was really annoying and I knew it was going to be a looooooong shoot.

On another note, I was very happy because Stefanie Syat was the makeup artist for the shoot. She's the same MUA that did my makeup for my headshots! Anyway, the shoot was very easy, despite lasting until 4am. We essentially played shoppers in the store looking at various items and holding one pose for each "scene".

Progress Report

1. On hold for Nokia shoot!
2. Auditioned for Trim Stix commercial a few days ago. Was put on hold this morning!
3. Booked a short film, "Ribbons".